We are happy to announce that we will be a part of the Spacetaker Winter Holiday Art Market! This year you will have the option to create your very own soap right in our booth! You’ll be able to customize the color, scent & toy in your soap (if you want a toy in your soap!) Here’s the skinny:
December 5-7, 2008 Winter Holiday Art Market at the Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX
Seventy-five percent of sales go to the artist and the remaining twenty-five percent will go to Spacetaker. Patrons will have the choice to pick from everything from jewelry to soap to painting and will be able to leave with their art the day of sale.
December 5th, Friday night from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. with pre-shopping, a DJ, food and drinks.
December 6th, Saturday the sale will begin at 12:00 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m., food and libation will be provided for happy hour.
December 7th, Sunday, the market will be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. with a Champagne brunch.
If you can’t make it, no sweat! FREE Shipping from the feto soap website! http://fetosoap.com/shop
I haven’t done a farmers market in ages! I took the month of August off and at my next scheduled market in September Hurricane Ike hit, but I’m back with 40 + kinds of soap to choose from.
I will be vending at the Midtown Farmers Market Local Crafts Spree on Saturday, October 11th from 8am – Noon. The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here.
SECOND SATURDAY SHOPPING SPREE!! Lots of local craft vendors on the patio such as Houston Craft Mafia Members Eutectic Handcrafted Jewelry & A Punkin Card Company will be there! Shop Local and Shop Handmade!
Lisa Chouinard, Feto Soap
Teresa at Hello Lucky took some pictures of my handmade soap with one of her models! Hello Lucky carries artist designed men’s women’s and kid’s t-shirts, jackets, skirts, jewelry for guys and gals, local honey, hot sauce, soaps, candles, vanilla sugar, cutting boards, cards and some vintage products like bags and buckles.
Photo Credit Teresa O'Connor
Photo Credit Teresa O'Connor
Hey Austinites! Feto Soap will be at Maker Faire this October as a part of Bazaar Bizarre! The Bazaar Bizarre is a juried craft fair that selects vendors based on various elements such as: Individuality, DIY-sensibility, Quality of work & Diversity of Products
Travis County Event Center and Fairground (It’s where they have the Rodeo) and it sounds like we are going to be in the Show Barn. 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724
Bazaar Bizarre will run from October 18th, 2008 10am to 10pm and October 19th, 2008 from 11am to 6pm.
Maker Faire Schedule:
Saturday, October 18th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 19th: 10am-6pm
Hello Lucky is restocked with my handmade soaps and dry oil perfume sprays. Check them out during White Linen Nights this weekend!
1025 Studewood Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-86hello – 713-864-3556
Hello Lucky will be part of White Linen in The Heights
Saturday August 2, 4 – 10pm
We will be open from 11 am – 10 pm
serving up some cool libations after 4
# 47 on the White Linen map
shuttle stop- # 10 on the shuttle stop index
So if you live close by, you may just want to walk to Hello Lucky
or park nearby us and catch a free shuttle from the shop to take you around The Heights
more about White Linen at: http://www.whitelinennightheights.com/
Road Trip on view now
Jim Denk, Rachel Hewlett, Jillsbadcar, Melissa Lonchambon,
Mike Lonchambon, Whitney Riley,
Brooke Summers-Perry, Vagrca, David Waddell, Joanne Witt
work by Ryan Geiger, Woody Golden, JoAnn Park, Christine West
and a collaborative video by Elaine Bradford, Teresa O’Connor and David Waddell
July/August Monthly Challenge
Throughout the months of July and August
we will be a drop spot for plastic shopping/grocery bags as well as fabric remnants.
Itscool2care will use these items to create reusable shopping bags. http://www.itscool2care.org
This quarter Hello Lucky is happy to be working with Glasstire. A portion of in-store sells will be donated to the non-profit http://www.glasstire.com
Road Trip on view in store now!
New Shop Hours
Thursday 11 – 5
Friday and Saturday 11 – 6
*Sunday Noon – 5*
We will happily stay later,
just call us before 5pm
or by appt, just call
you are amazing, you are
One of our members is out of a certain fragrance oil that’s not being manufactured at the moment. She sent out an email to our member list asking if any of us had some to spare. I happened to have a pound of it that I’m not using, so I’m shipping it out to her tomorrow. Instead of cash I wanted the glass topped tins in a case she happens to carry in her store, so we’re going to barter for them! They are perfect for transporting samples. Everyone wins! It’s a great group of supportive soapmakers!
To become a member of the Texas Soapmakers Association (TSA), you must:
• manufacture handcrafted soap in a business or hobby capacity and/or sell soapmaking supplies.
• live or have a principal place of business in the State of Texas.
Benefits of Membership
• info and advice from experienced soapmakers
• New 3 month mentorship program available – limited spots available
• use of the TSA logo
• discounts from member suppliers
• access to the members-only section of our website, with recipes, co-op listings, etc.
• quarterly TSA newsletter
• reduced admission to our annual conventions
• participation in our mailing list discussions
Membership Dues TSA Membership dues are $25 per fiscal year.
If you have questions about TSA membership, please contact the TSA Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://txsoapmakers.org
After I teach my soapmaking class the students fill out a feedback form with their comments. These comments are from the latest soapmaking class held on Sunday.
“Thank you for sharing your info and knowledge. This is so cool!”
“Really enjoyed it. It was very laid-back & comfortable.”
“Enjoyed it! Very informative and educational!”
“Good Class – very informative.” “Great Class!”
If you have taken one of my classes and have not filled out a feedback form, feel free to respond to this blog post or email me – lisa at feto soap dot com. I’d love to hear what you have to say.
If you missed this class and would like to attend a basic soapmaking class in Houston, TX, here’s the signup link! Private classes are also available.
Feto Soap will be vending at the Midtown Farmers Market Local Crafts Spree on Saturday, June 14th from 8am – Noon. The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here.
SECOND SATURDAY SHOPPING SPREE!! Lots of local craft vendors on the patio such as Houston Craft Mafia Members Mandorla Designs and Eutectic Handcrafted Jewelry will be there! Shop Local and Shop Handmade!
Lisa Chouinard, Feto Soap
…used my class listing to explain how to register for classes in their catalog! Oh, and my next Houston, TX Soapmaking class dates are July 27th and September 21st! You can register online at http://llu.com or by phone.
Scanned by Jessica Merrit of www.snaptacularphotos.com Thanks Jess!
My next soapmaking class is coming up this Sunday, May 18th. Only four spots are left!
Soapmaking–Better than Store-Bought
Discover the benefits and fun of making and using handmade soap. Not only is it better for your skin but it also allows you to be creative since you select the ingredients, colors, fragrances and shapes. Learn to overcome your fear of working with lye (an essential ingredient in all soap) as well as important safety precautions as you learn to produce a batch of soap. NOTE: Each student will take home one bar of soap.
Class Number: R1020C Sun 2-5pm May 18
To register, go to Leisure Learning Unlimited’s Website:
or call them at 713.529.4414 with the class number R1020C.
Feto Soap will be at the Midtown Farmer’s Market on Friday, December 24th from 8am – Noon. The Midtown Farmer’s Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s new restaurant T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here
Lotion Bars in White Tea & Ginger, China Rain, Ginger Lime, Sparkling Citrus, Lavender, and Chocolate will be available!